Prof. Kagan Shelly, PHIL 176 Death, Spring 2007, YALE Open Courses: Yale University, Philosophy http://oyc.yale.edu/philosophy/phil-176/lecture-20 Accessed 14/09/2014, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Lecture 20 continues the discussion of the value of life. It considers the neutral container theory, which holds that the value of life is simply a function of its contents, both pleasant and painful, and contrasts this with the valuable container theory, which assigns value to being alive itself. The lecture then turns to a consideration of some of the other aspects of death that may contribute to the badness of death. Among the issues addressed are the inevitability, variability and unpredictability of death.